Sometimes making a difference is as simple as realizing the power of your dollar and making a choice. 💪🏿💪🏾💪🏽💪🏼💪🏻
We’ve got a sweet sampling of brands available at local dispensaries who are owned by people of color and/or support social justice.
Check it out-there’s a lot of good we can do just by where we choose to spend our weed money 🙂 💗
The history of cannabis in America is rife with racism and inequality. This is a great primer on how to use your spending power to fight for change.
Farmer and the Felon
How A Farmer And A Felon Are Trying To Bring Justice To Cannabis — www.greenentrepreneur.com
A new brand is offering a portion of its profits to help free people incarcerated for nonviolent crimes.
Sespe Creek Collective in Ojai partnered with Last Prisoner Project and Farmer and the Felon to raise money toward restorative justice for non-violent cannabis offenders who still sit behind bars in the United States (over 40,000 people, currently).
Mama Sue Wellness
Mama Sue is all about wellness, and we are blessed that her products are available in Santa Barbara!
Sue Taylor’s line, Mama Sue Wellness, includes tinctures that are CBD-dominant and cannabis-derived, for pain and sleep. Bonus points: her tinctures are made with locally grown cannabis from Glass House Farms in Carpinteria. 🍃💗🥰
Mama Sue Wellness tinctures are available at The Farmacy.
In 2012, while playing for the Denver Nuggets, Al Harrington’s grandmother came to visit, her brimming pillbox in tow but her glaucoma as bad as ever. Harrington suggested she turn to cannabis for help.
“Her eyes hurt so badly she could barely see, but one and a half hours later when I went to check on her, she was crying and said, ‘I’m healed. I haven’t been able to read the words in my bible for three years,” Harrington says.
That day solidified his view of this “magic plant” for good and inspired the name of his future company: Viola. According to Harrington, naming it after his grandmother speaks volumes about the quality of its cannabis products, which span concentrates made via butane extraction, vapes, pre-rolls and the flowers themselves.
“We want to give people quality products. If I’m going to have my grandma’s name and her legacy on a product, I want to think global and make the experience, from the packaging to the product, the best quality I can,” he adds.
Viola’s Al Harrington Wants to Make 100 Black Cannabis Millionaires — mgretailer.com
LOS ANGELES – Veteran baller and cannabis entrepreneur Al Harrington, founder and chief executive officer at cannabis producer Viola Brands, has committed to creating 100 black millionaires with the brand’s new business incubator and part of social equity program Viola Cares. The all-American basketball forward
Viola is available at Coastal Dispensary.
Lobo: Craft Cannagars For Luxury Aficionados — www.forbes.com
Lobo is establishing the top-shelf in the cannabis space, in the pre-roll category first with a line of hand-rolled products that take the very finest of the plant and put it into the best experience possible.
Lobo Cannagar is available at Coastal Dispensary.
Hope you enjoyed this rundown of black-owned and socially conscious brands.
Here’s a blessing for you:
May your cannabis be healing and may the dollars that purchased it go toward doing some good in the world. 💗